I was delighted to see a new Aten website.....it has a search feature, and that is super.Our line includes Peter Aten and Sarah Coates Joseph Aten and Azubah Coates Jonathan Calvin Aten and Ruth Taylor Snover your line Carrie Isabella Aten Meikel my line, her brother, Joseph Coates Aten m Effie Mae Bailey.
In the Nicholas Harris letters, often is referenced old Uncle Peter Aten and his grand daughter, Josephine Hay. Josephine was a daughter of Isabella Aten Frutchey(a sister to our Joseph Aten m. to Azubah Coates).
Josephine married George Hay.Those letters point out, she lived with gpa Peter Aten, as a young girl, and knew him very well, and many family stories.This website, kindly put together by Dorothy Armitage and Karen Hillman, is a treasure! Thankyou, Virginia, for all you have shared. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~aten/http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~aten/